President Isaias Afwerki.today received the Chinese high-level delegation headed by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the State House.
Minister Wang Yi relayed a message from President Xi Jinping to President Isaiah inviting him to visit China for extensive talks on the bilateral Strategic Partnership.
President Isaiah, for his part, applauded China’s monumental progress in the past 100 years under the leadership of the Communist Party of China for the benefit of the Chinese people and the world at large. He also paid tribute to China’s important role in the advent of a balanced global order based on respect for international law.
President Isaías also addressed Eritrea’s development priorities and its perspectives on regional and international issues of mutual importance.
In addition, both parties also agreed to work on joint development programs that include human resource development, infrastructure and development of the Massawa and Assab ports, as well as in the mining sector.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi, for his part, underlined the alignment of the views and positions of both countries on important issues and expressed his gratitude for Eritrea’s positive stance.
Wang Yi also affirmed China’s rejection of unilateral and unlawful sanctions against Eritrea.
The meeting was attended by, on behalf of Eritrea, Mr. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Presidential Advisor, Mr. Yemane Gebreab, and Mr. Hagos Gebrehiwet, Head of Economic Affairs of the PFDJ, and on behalf of China Vice Minister trade. , Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director General of the Corporation for Global Cooperation, as well as Vice Director of African Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.